How to Crochet a Pumpkin Cuddle Buddy | Halloween Crochet

Updated: Feb 5

Hello, hi & welcome back! Today I'm excited to share my adorable pumpkin cuddle buddy pattern! He is the perfect trick-or-treat companion or cuddly friend to keep the scaries away! This pattern works up quick and is the perfect Halloween-themed gift.


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Stitches:

  • Chain

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • DC - Double Crochet

  • TC - Triple Crochet

  • HDC - Half Double Crochet

  • Slip Stitch

  • Magic Circle

* indicates repeat until the end of the round.



Body:

Chain 21


Row 1: DC in the 2nd chain from your hook, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC in the next three stitches, HDC, slip stitch in the next two stitches, HDC, DC in the next three stitches, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC, chain 1, turn (20 stitches)


Row 2: SC 20, chain 1, turn (20 stitches)


Row 3: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 18, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (22 stitches)


Row 4: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 20, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (24 stitches)


Row 5: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC 22, 2 SC in the last stitch, chain 1 (26 stitches)


Rows 6-8: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (26 stitches)


Row 9: SC dec, SC in the next 22, SC dec, chain 1 (24 stitches)


Row 10: SC dec, SC 20, SC dec, chain 1 (22 stitches)


Row 11: SC dec, SC 18, SC dec, chain 1 (20 stitches)


Row 12: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (20 stitches)


Row 13: DC, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC in the next three stitches, HDC, slip stitch in the next two stitches, HDC, DC in the next three stitches, TC in the next 4 stitches, DC, chain 1, tie off (20 stitches)



Stem:

Chain 5


Row 1: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (4 stitches)


Rows 2-6: SC in each stitch (back stitches only), chain 1 (4 stitches)


Closing: Turn the work so that the foundation chain and the 6th row are lined up and slip stitch them together to create the stem (4 stitches)


Turn the work and slip stitch one of the open ends together as well, chain 1 (3 stitches)


Tie off with a long tail.

This leaves one end open for a little stuffing.




Arms & Legs:

In a magic circle, SC 6


Round 1: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (9 stitches)


Round 2: SC in each stitch (9 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail

I used the other end of the tail as stuffing

Using a yarn needle, stitch the opening in the bottom closed


Face:

Using a yarn needle, stitch a cute face on one side of the body. Feel free to get creative with your face!

Assembly:

Join the front and back of the body with a row of single crochet, adding stuffing before completely closing and tying off.

Using a yarn needle and the long tails, attach the little arms and legs and stem; tie off and trim any excess yarn.


I hope you have enjoyed creating with me!

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(You are welcome to make and sell items using my patterns but do not use my pattern and/or pictures and claim them as your own creations. Clearly credit the design to me and provide a link back to my pattern. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.)




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